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Sharp practice: innovative injection technology to avoid needle-stick incidents
10 April, 2018
Developments in injection technology to reduce the costs of...
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Step forward: EWMA's advanced therapies in clinical wound management 10 April, 2018 Dr Alberto Piaggesi, director of the diabetic foot section at Pisa University Hospital, Italy, and scientific recorder at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), presents...

Near perfect: better quality care for cancer patients 10 April, 2018 A new project between Novartis and London’s Royal Marsden Partners Cancer Vanguard is aiming to improve the quality of care for cancer patients by expanding the role of...

Into the deep: proper utilisation of patient data 10 April, 2018 From automatically analysing medical scans to using digital records to predict illness, new technology is transforming how doctors care for their patients. But the rise of digital...

Shock of the new: treatment to beat sepsis 10 April, 2018 Two leading names in pharma have signed an R&D agreement to develop a companion diagnostic test for septic shock that could help identify patients who are more likely to respond...

Fancy footwork: preventing diabetic amputations 10 April, 2018 Foot ulcers are a major problem for diabetic patients and amputation rates are rising across the UK as more people are diagnosed with diabetes. But a team headed by Dr Richard...

Take the pressure down: preventing pressure ulcers 10 April, 2018 Pressure ulcers, or bed sores, can be a chronic source of pain and discomfort for patients, but a new dressing could help improve their condition. Dave Callaghan gets an expert view...

In the hot seat: setting up the perfect OR 10 April, 2018 What is the ultimate set-up for an operating room (OR)? In this special report, we focus on ergonomics and human factors with insights from Dr Philip Chen, from the University of...

Point of impact: curbing influenza with digital immunoassays 10 April, 2018 With annual influenza outbreaks having grown in size and severity, the search is on for reliable and cost-effective diagnostic tests. Practical Patient Care talks to Dr Emily Toth...

The way to a woman’s heart 10 April, 2018 As we grow older, our chances of developing heart disease gradually increase. However, misdiagnosis of the condition among women, relative to men, remains at worryingly high levels....

A dangerous game: 'Keep Anitbiotics Working' campaign 10 April, 2018 Experts around the world warn of a ‘postantibiotic apocalypse’ and ‘the end of modern medicine’. Public Health England launched a major new campaign to help ‘Keep Antibiotics...

Laser focus: detecting cancer through OCT 10 April, 2018 A team of European scientists has developed the world’s first cancer scanner that detects blood vessels grown by a malignant melanoma with an infrared laser beam. UK project leader...

On the buzzer: centralised patient monitoring 09 April, 2018 While patient monitoring has saved many lives, the majority of alarms in hospital rooms are clinically insignificant, causing nurses to develop ‘alarm fatigue’. The Cleveland Clinic...

Close to the chest: CheXNet 16 February, 2018 In November 2017, researchers at Stanford University unveiled CheXNet, a deep-learning algorithm that they claimed could identify pneumonia cases from chest X-rays more efficiently...

AI in medicine: the end of human error? 16 February, 2018 Artificial intelligence researchers at Houston Methodist hospital have developed computer software that can read mammogram results more quickly and accurately than a human. Reportedly,...

The possibilities of interoperability 16 February, 2018 Interoperability is the ability of health information systems to work together across organisational boundaries to advance the effective delivery of healthcare to individuals...

Tailor-made treatments: handling colorectal cancer 16 February, 2018 A team at MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, made a scientific discovery that identified a rare subtype of colon cancer. This can be found in 2.2% of patients and harbours...

Embracing neonatal MRI 16 February, 2018 A revolutionary neonatal MRI system is enabling hospitals to run more brain diagnostics on premature babies in intensive care units than ever. Elly Earls talks to Uri Rapoport, CEO...

The power of microbubbles 16 February, 2018 Researchers in Canada have shrunk bubbles to 1μm diameters, which means that they are now suitable for use in ultrasound services – and possibly a host of other medical equipment....

Made to measure: MRI technique to assess lung cancer 16 February, 2018 A new MRI technique might provide a reliable way to assess how lung cancers are responding to treatment. Kerry Taylor-Smith speaks to study leader Professor Nandita deSouza,...


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